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Staff Associate, Programmer/Analyst

Employer
Worcester State University
Location
Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 7, 2024

Job Details

About Worcester State University:

WORCESTER STATE UNIVERSITY is a liberal arts and sciences university with a long tradition of academic excellence dating back to 1874, as well as an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to reflect the diversity of its community. Our workforce is dedicated to academic quality, student-centered programming, engaged citizenship, open exchanges of ideas, diversity and inclusiveness, and civility and integrity. We are looking for job applicants who share these values and commitment to our students.

Worcester State is centrally located in Massachusetts, about an hour's drive from Boston, Springfield, and Providence, Rhode Island. Our 58-acre campus is nestled in the residential northwest side of Worcester--the second largest city in New England and home to 37,000 college students at more than a dozen colleges and universities. Over 6,000 of those students attend Worcester State--approximately 5,300 are undergraduates and 1,000 are graduate students. Learn more about us at worcester.edu/about .


Job Description:

OFFICIAL TITLE: Staff Associate, Programmer/Analyst
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Assistant Director of Administrative Services
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: None

General Statement of Duties: The Programmer/Analyst will assist in the support of the university's administrative computing software systems. The incumbent will provide front line support, and develop and maintain system integrations, ensure data integrity of information systems, and utilize, support, and promote the use of the student information system and related software programs.

Responsibilities:

(E) = Essential

  1. (E) Maintain the University's various database systems including Ellucian Colleague.
  2. (E) Assist in establishing procedures to ensure consistency across the University's databases.
  3. (E) Analyze end user needs and develop systems to improve business processes.
  4. (E) Provide in person and remote support in a timely and effective manner, emphasizing user satisfaction and problem resolution.
  5. (E) Implement new systems and support modifications to existing systems.
  6. (E) Investigate new technologies for use in improving existing information systems.
  7. (E) Serve as liaison to software vendors to communicate and resolve problems and remain current with the direction of software systems.
  8. (E) Plan, organize and manage assigned projects.
  9. (E) Maintain documentation of software systems and processes.
  10. (E) Prepare and generate reports needed for campus departments.
  11. (E) Serve as a technical resource from Information Technology to campus departments.
  12. (E) Provide programming support for system or business process development.
  13. (E) Assist in user training for various systems as needed.
  14. (E) Demonstrates civility and professional, customer-service oriented behavior, worthy of emulation by other staff and students.
  15. (E) Responsible for contributing to the WSU Strategic Plan.
  16. (E) Responsible for contributing to Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action objectives.
  17. Performs other duties as assigned.



Requirements:

Required Qualifications:
  • At least 5 years of full-time experience in programming, systems analysis and report generation.
  • At least 3 years of full-time experience in ERP systems (ex: Colleague, Banner, Jenzebar, PeopleSoft).
  • Experience with database management systems.
  • Experience with SQL, Unidata or other query languages.
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Ability to pass a thorough background check.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with Ellucian Colleague and related products.
  • Experience with Business Intelligence solutions such as Business Objects Web Intelligence.
  • Experience with Perceptive Content or other content management systems.
  • Experience with software integrations using methods such as Web API and ETL.
  • Knowledge of higher ed principles, practices, and procedures.
  • Bachelor's Degree

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, benefited, exempt, professional APA position. The firm annual salary range for this position is $80,000 - $90,000, commensurate with relevant professional experience and education.

Here at Worcester State University, it is strongly recommended that all employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 before they begin employment.

Worcester State University offers a competitive benefits package that includes:
  • a choice of 8 different pre-taxed, health insurance plan options
  • a choice of pension or 401(a), and supplemental plan retirement options
  • life insurance up to 8x the annual salary
  • long-term disability coverage
  • dental insurance
  • 20 vacation days accrued per year
  • 15 sick days accrued per year
  • 5 personal days per year
  • paid holidays
  • tuition remission for self, spouse, and dependent children
  • and more...
We are an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. M/F/D/V. Members of traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.


Application Instructions:

Applicants must apply online and may do so by visiting www.worcester.edu/careers, and submitting a cover letter, resume, and the contact information of three professional references.

For assistance with uploading materials, log a ticket via the HelpDesk link, or contact us directly at 508-929-8053.

URL: www.worcester.edu

Company

Worcester State University

Founded in 1874 as a teacher-training school, Worcester State University has grown to become a traditional liberal arts and sciences university with programs spanning the biomedical sciences, business, humanities, behavioral sciences, the health professions, and, of course, education.

The Worcester State University campus is centrally located in Massachusetts about an hour’s drive from Boston and Springfield, Mass. and Providence, R.I. Our 58-acre campus is nestled in the residential northwest side of Worcester—the second largest city in New England and home to 37,000 college students at more than a dozen colleges and universities.

The Worcester State University campus is centrally located in Massachusetts about an hour’s drive from Boston and Springfield, Mass. and Providence, R.I. Our 58-acre campus is nestled in the residential northwest side of Worcester—the second largest city in New England and home to 37,000 college students at more than a dozen colleges and universities.

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